Start Up Basics
This is workshop number 1 (of 5) in the Simple Steps for Starting a Business series. In this workshop we will break down what could be an overwhelming task into manageable pieces. We will focus on the essentials and provide specific action steps to get you started. See below for a full list of dates for each workshop in the series and to register for additional sessions.
Workshop Registration Fees-
Workshop #1- free.
Workshop Series #2 thru #5- $125 (save $15). Must prepay with Workshop #1 registration.
(payable by credit/debit card or Paypal- no refunds)
SCORE's 5-workshop program gives you a practical overview of the fundamentals required to start a small business. Proven practices. Sound advice. Experienced and successful entrepreneurs themselves, our trained instructors will guide you through the first important steps. Attend any or all of the five, 3-hour workshops over the course of a couple of months. You'll gain:
Workshop Details and Dates
Workshop 1: Start-up Basics--- Apr 10
SCORE breaks down what could be an overwhelming task into manageable pieces, focuses on the essentials and provides specific action steps to get you started. Register for Workshop 1
Workshop 2: Business Concepts---Apr 24
Receive step-by-step guidance on identifying your target markets, describing your products and services and researching your competition to determine your concept's feasibility. Register for Workshop 2
Workshop 3: Marketing Plan--- May 8
In this introduction to marketing communications, learn how to maximize your customer reach. Outline and execute a marketing strategy. Test your marketing message. Choose the right sales channels. We discuss different marketing and pricing strategies, positioning, and the difference between features and benefits. Register for Workshop 3
Workshop 4: Financial Projections--- May 22
Through hands-on instruction, learn how to forecast sales revenue and build solid, pro-forma financial forecasts. Discuss sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and organizing all of your financial information. Register for Workshop 4
Workshop 5: Funding Sources--- June 12
How will you finance your business? Learn about sources of funds, accounting the six Cs of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. Hear directly from a bank loan officer how banks assess the merits of business plans and loan applications. Register for Workshop 5